Invite Your Legislator to Lunch — And Help Change the Future of School Food
February 25, 2010 | Written By: Healthy Schools Campaign
March 2, 2010 is a day that could change the future of school food.
As leaders around the US respond to First Lady Michelle Obama’s call to end childhood obesity in a generation and Congress prepares to take up the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act, five high school students from Chicago will bring a healthy school lunch they created to Congress.
Please join the students in speaking up for better school food and take a moment to urge your senators and representative to try to the lunch the students have created. To send a letter, click here.
The Chicago public high school students from Tilden Community Career Academy who created the winning school lunch in HSC’s Cooking up Change healthy cooking contest will present their meal at a Capitol Hill briefing on the future of school food on March 2.
At the briefing, Cooking up Change National Honorary Co-Chairs Karen Duncan and Christie Vilsack will speak along with the student chefs and HSC’s Rochelle Davis.
The great-tasting lunch of chicken-vegetable jambalaya with jalapeno cornbread and cucumber salad will also be served in the House of Representatives cafeteria for those who are unable to attend the briefing. The meal exceeds current school food nutrition standards and was created on a very tight budget. Last month, it was served in high schools across Chicago.
Please take a moment to urge your Congressional leaders to join us for school lunch on Capitol Hill on March 2 and support a strong, well-funded reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act, making healthy meals a priority every day.
Thank you for joining the student chefs of Tilden high school in speaking up for healthy school food!